About us

Located in the heart of Laurel, Maryland, Mr. Smith's Barber Studio is a modern cutting edge barbershop with a traditional feel. It was established on February 1, 2000 with the intent of offering high quality services for men, women and children. Our services range from regular haircuts to hot lather shaves. We offer a clean, professional, family environment that is staffed with only licensed and experienced barbers who practice customer service and sanitation techniques. The equipment and products that we use to service our clients exceed industry standards in an effort to give our clients a premier barber experience worthy of a return visit. We also offer plenty of parking, a spacious waiting area while you wait and we are wheelchair accessible. Given the opportunity to serve you, we will make this a haircut experience you will not forget.


In 2016 Mr. Smith's Barber Studio launched the MSBS Apparel and Products online store. Barbering has always been about more than just a great haircut service, it's a lifestyle!

Mission Statement 

Mr. Smith's Barber Studio strives to become a leading Barber Company through integrity, spiritual awareness , professionalism and hard work. We feel that our clients deserve the best service and atmosphere that this industry has to offer. Our motto is "You Deserve the Best at MSBS."

About The Owner

 Howard L. Smith Jr. brings 26 years of barber knowledge and experience to your visit at Mr.Smith's Barber Studio. His faith in God and family are the staples of this vision. He is a graduate of Bladensburg Barber School in Bladensburg, MD. He cut his teeth as a rookie barber in a Beauty Salon in Silver Spring, MD in 1989 where the presssure was on to develope quickly and produce as the only onsite barber.  He then arrived in Laurel, MD in 1990 and began his barber career at Don's Barbershop which was then, the only african-american barbershop in Laurel. After a five year formative stint he moved onto Headquarters Barbershop in Laurel, MD where he trained and honed his managerial skills for another five years. With 10 solid years behind him he partnerd with the late Mr. Charles Wison to launch Mr. Smith's Barber Studio on February 1, 2000. His vision was to create an atmosphere where barbers could hone and develope their own skills and one day become shop owners themselves. Some barbers realize that shop ownership is not for them but they are still able to earn a decent living while giving themselves an opportunity to persue their true passion. Mr. Smith has also helped and encouraged many barbers who were not officially licensed before they arrived to persue and get their credentials. We are proud to say that this vision has produced several licensed barbers as well as (5) Five Barbershop Owners, (4) four in Maryland and one in Atlanta, GA.          


Limited appointments are now available for new clients for Mr. Smtih. Book online and pay in advance at www.styleseat.com/msbscutz